Our local host, Wits Journalism, has identified a number of quality hotels in the city and negotiated discounts for attendees. Available group booking codes are listed in descriptions of the hotels below. We expect heavy attendance and rooms will fill up, so book early if you can.
Crowne Plaza Johannesburg — The Rosebank (4 stars)
Crowne Plaza Johannesburg-The Rosebank is a modern and stylish hotel in a good location for business and leisure travel. It is just two blocks from the Rosebank Gautrain station, 30 minutes drive from O.R.Tambo International Airport and a short drive from Wits University.
The hotel is in walking distance of the Rosebank Mall and the African Craft Market that offers visiting guests a wide array of shopping and dining options. The hotel has 318 bedrooms consisting of standard single rooms, sharing/double rooms, deluxe rooms, a few suites, and some wheelchair access rooms.
Participants can use this link to book online.
The booking code is “55UNI503A” to be used in the IATA field, under “Travel Agency/Corporate Access”. You will see “Journalism Conference at WITS” rate at R1,600 (USD122) per night. The conference rate is only good for Nov. 14 through 19. (You should make a separate booking if you want extra days.)
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Tel: 011 448 3600
0A Tyrwhitt Ave,
Protea Hotel Johannesburg is situated within walking distance from the Nelson Mandela Theater and just a five-minute drive to Wits University. There is complimentary Wi-Fi and free local shuttle service.
Each of the hotel’s 300 modern, one-bedroom suites features a separate lounge, bedroom, bathroom, service area, work desk, and balcony. Prices start from US$106 (R1,400) per night. Discounted rates available for Mariott Rewards members and advanced purchase.
Participants must email email@example.com and mention the code 948454 in your email to qualify for the group booking discount at R1,220 (USD93) per night, including breakfast and tax.
Tel: 011 403 5740
120 De Korte Street,
Garden Court Milpark (3 stars)
A modern, bright, and contemporary hotel within the academic precinct of Johannesburg, the Garden Court Milpark is near many of the city’s local attractions and hot spots.
Located a seven-minute drive from Wits University and only 30 minutes from O.R Tambo International Airport, this is a comfortable and affordable option. Garden Court Milpark Hotel has 251 en-suite rooms, with working desk, king or two double beds, and complimentary WiFi. Prices start from R1,317 ( US$100) per night. We have negotiated a group deal for 100 rooms at R1,200 (US$92.50) per night, inclusive of bed & breakfast and tax.
Participants can book online at this link, no booking code needed. When selecting dates within Nov 13 to 23, the website will show “Journalism Conference at Wits” discounted rate option for you to choose.
Tel: 010 219 1000
Cnr. Empire and Owl Streets
Bed & Breakfast at the Wedgwood (4 stars)
Bed and Breakfast at The Wedgwood is located in the charming central suburb, Melville, Johannesburg, in a quaint street walking distance from an array of restaurants, galleries, antique shops, boutiques and gift shops. It has 17 spacious guest rooms, spread over four charming properties.
The Bed and Breakfast is easily accessible to and from all the major highways, Witwatersrand University, Rosebank Shopping Centre, Park Town and tourist attractions in and around Johannesburg.
Participants must email admin@thewedgwood.
Tel: + 27 83 266 5846
75A Second Avenue
Need a Roommate?
Want to save money on lodging? We’ve created a sign-up sheet to help attendees find roommates for the Conference. Just add your information to this Google spreadsheet.